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Land Report September 2018 Newsletter

Microsoft cofounder Bill Gates paid $171 million in August to acquire 14,500 acres of farmland owned by John Hancock Life Insurance Company in one of the most coveted agricultural regions of Washington. The lofty purchase price eclipsed April’s $136 million

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Posted in Agriculture, California, Farming, News Desk, Newsletter, Oregon, Pacific, South, Southwest, Timber, Washington

BP to Pay $10.5 Billion for 470,000 Acres of Shale Assets in Texas and Louisiana

London-based BP announced that it was acquiring a portfolio of unconventional oil and gas assets from BHP for $10.5 billion. The onshore assets mark the first major acquisition by BP since the disastrous Deepwater Horizon Spill in 2010. The portfolio

Posted in Conservation, Energy, Feature, Louisiana, Minerals, News Desk, South, Southwest, Texas

Western Landowner Portrait: Sarah King, Anvil Ranch in Arizona

Text by Lesli Allison | Photography by Sarah King, Heidi Crnkovic, and Ziemba Photographic Daily challenges have always been inherent to ranching in the West and there are no shortages of them in the Altar Valley, located south of Tucson

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Posted in Agriculture, Arizona, Cattle, Conservation, Farming, Feature, Southwest

Private Land Seizures Underway in Rio Grande Valley

McAllen Mayor Jim Darling reports that 167 landowners in Hidalgo County have received condemnation notices from the federal government. The notices arrived as Customs and Border Protection personnel informed South Texas officials from cities, counties, and foreign trade zones along

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Posted in Feature, Federal Policy, News Desk, Southwest, Texas

Land Report July 2018 Newsletter

The robust US economy means plenty of transactions to report in our July newsletter, including: Colorado’s Grizzly Ranch sells for $18.5 million Red Lodge Creek Estate goes to auction on August 30 A 157-acre mountaintop in Beverly Hills lists for $1

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Posted in Agriculture, Auctions, California, Cattle, Colorado, Conservation, Developers, Farming, Hunting, Minerals, Montana, News Desk, Newsletter, Pacific, Public Land, Recreation, Southwest, Taxes, Texas, Water, West

Looking Back At Clayton Williams Jr.

When our inaugural issue (inset right) came off the press, this native Texan ranked No. 59 on the 2007 Land Report 100 with 146,655 acres in Far West Texas. By 2010, Claytie’s cattle ranches spread out over six counties, and

Posted in Auctions, Cattle, Energy, Eric OKeefe, Feature, Land Report 100, Southwest, Texas

The Land Report Top Ten: Spring 2018

The nation’s leading land listings feature an average price tag of $155 million. — The Editors 1. Molokai Ranch (Hawaii): $260 million Pictured above, this 55,574-acre ranch ranks as one of the Aloha State’s largest and encompasses more than one-third

Posted in Agriculture, California, Cattle, Colorado, Conservation, Equestrian, Feature, Florida, Hawaii, Hunting, News Desk, Pacific, Recreation, Residential Property, South, Southwest, Texas, Water, West

Land Report June 2018 Newsletter

In our June newsletter, the long arm of the law takes center stage: The Supreme Court hands Florida a win over Georgia in a water dispute In Texas, private land seizures have begun as the administration builds its border wall

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Posted in Agriculture, Cattle, Conservation, Energy, Farming, Federal Policy, International, Midwest, Minerals, News Desk, Newsletter, Northeast, Public Land, Recreation, Southwest, Taxes, Timber, Water, West

The Land Report Rockies 2018

Celebrate the Western Landowner with our 2018 Rockies issue! Landowner Roundup: Daunting obstacles and collaborative solutions are the hallmarks of these four ranching operations. Lesli Allison reports from Arizona, Idaho, Montana, and Nevada. Yellowstone Club: Join Corinne Garcia for a

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Posted in Agriculture, Arizona, Auctions, Back Issues, Bankruptcy, Cattle, Colorado, Conservation, Developers, Energy, Farming, Federal Policy, Hunting, Idaho, Minerals, Montana, Nevada, News Desk, Public Land, Recreation, Southwest, West, Wyoming

Russell Gordy: Shooting for the Best

By Henry Chappell Photography by Gustav Schmiege III Russell Gordy has a simple goal for Gordy & Sons: to be the world’s greatest gun store. In the late 1950s, a very young Russell Gordy used to tail an older cousin

Posted in Eric OKeefe, Feature, Gustav Schmiege, Henry Chappell, Recreation, Southwest, Texas

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